“But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.'” NIV – Luke 18:16
Few things in life inspire a couple more than giving birth to or adopting a child. It’s one of those times when even a skeptic tends to believe in God. But, as awesome as it is to be blessed with children, it’s doubly awesome to know when your child has been born into the family of God.
This hit home on a trip to Israel when my three sons were baptized in the Jordan River as a testimony of their faith in Jesus Christ. My heart was overflowing, knowing that all of them, at different points in their lives, had been born into the family of God through faith in Christ. My wife and I have not only had the blessing of these sons being born into our family, but of knowing that they’re in the family of God forever. He adopts us as His very own children!
Have your children been born into the family of God? Have you? It comes through faith in Christ. Childbirth and adoption are great, but being born (and adopted!) into the family that lasts forever is the greatest.